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Hot Springs Employment

Employment and Industries in the Hot Springs, Arkansas Area

Hot Springs is known as a spa town. Its thriving tourist industry is primarily due to the well known mineral water bubbling up from the numerous underground springs. The horse race track, Oaklawn Park, is also a major tourist attraction. The primary sectors for employment in Hot Springs are education, arts and entrainment, recreation, accommodation and food services, health and social services and retail trade.

Hot Springs has been ranked the third hottest labor market for cities with less than 50,000 jobs by the American City Business Journal. One of the major factors for the ranking is the flourishing tourism industry. According to the ACCRA Cost of Living Index, Hot Springs is the 12 least expensive urban area to live in when compared to the 311 urban areas that were evaluated. In addition, the average salary in early 2009 was $23,000. For the population over the age of 25 about 11% have a bachelor's degree and about 6% have a graduate degree.

The most popular occupations in Hot Springs which are typically filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants and auditors, social and human service assistants, medical and health services managers and pharmacists. The jobs which are more common in Hot Springs than most of the nation's other cities are aircraft mechanics and service technicians, sheet metal workers, structural metal fabricators and fitters, cabinet makers and bench carpenters.

Shown below are the major employers in Hot Springs:

  • St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center
  • Walmart
  • National Park Medical Center
  • Oaklawn Park
  • City of Hot Springs
  • Hot Springs School District
  • Southwest Hotels
  • Delta Plastics
  • Kroger's
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Chem-Fab Corporation/ Related Co's
  • Garland County
  • Abilities Unlimited
  • Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center
  • National Park Community College
  • Alliance Rubber
  • Window Mart
  • Alumna-Weld Inc DBA Xpress Boats
  • Hi-Tech Compact

Business organizations offering assistance to Hot Springs companies:

The Sentinel-Record provides information about the current business activities in Hot Springs.

Jobs in Hot Springs

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations35400$36,040$17.33100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5020$31,160$14.9814.35
3Sales and Related Occupations5010$29,890$14.379.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4710$21,090$10.148.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3220$67,790$32.595.8
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations1850$27,610$13.276.55
7Production Occupations1830$32,870$15.85.7
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1760$35,690$17.163.8
9Retail Salespersons1740$27,140$13.052.85
10Cashiers1600$20,450$9.832.2
11Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1580$24,670$11.863.65
12Management Occupations1550$71,030$34.156.15
13Construction and Extraction Occupations1510$34,020$16.354.45
14Healthcare Support Occupations1480$25,650$12.333
15Education, Training, and Library Occupations1470$46,040$22.136.05
16Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1390$19,300$9.282.3
17Personal Care and Service Occupations1320$22,490$10.814.3
18Registered Nurses1060$57,160$27.481.95
19Office Clerks, General950$28,050$13.491.9
20Waiters and Waitresses800$19,420$9.341.7
21Business and Financial Operations Occupations780$62,190$29.95.25
22Community and Social Service Occupations740$34,060$16.371.65
23General and Operations Managers730$63,770$30.661.5
24Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners720$22,890$11.011.55
25Protective Service Occupations710$33,860$16.282.2
26Nursing Assistants660$23,370$11.241
27Cooks, Restaurant540$21,570$10.370.8
28Stock Clerks and Order Fillers540$25,950$12.481.3
29First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers500$36,850$17.711
30Maintenance and Repair Workers, General490$28,570$13.730.9
31Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive470$28,740$13.821.5
32First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers450$44,730$21.50.95
33Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses450$38,510$18.510.5
34Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products430$48,860$23.490.9
35First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers430$31,320$15.060.6
36Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand400$25,410$12.211.7
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks400$33,840$16.271.05
38Customer Service Representatives340$28,240$13.581.75
39Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners340$19,060$9.170.9
40Cooks, Fast Food310$18,950$9.110.3
41Receptionists and Information Clerks310$24,530$11.790.7
42Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria290$20,270$9.740.3
43Dishwashers270$20,150$9.690.3
44Bus Drivers, School or Special Client260$22,510$10.820.3
45Architecture and Engineering Occupations250$60,830$29.251.7
46Construction Laborers250$27,190$13.070.8
47Personal Care Aides240$20,060$9.641.5
48Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers240$25,430$12.230.8
49Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers230$31,120$14.961.2
50Social and Human Service Assistants220$25,480$12.250.25
51Amusement and Recreation Attendants210$21,000$10.10.2
52Childcare Workers210$19,930$9.580.8
53Counter and Rental Clerks200$25,090$12.060.3
54Electricians200$41,680$20.040.4
55Sheet Metal Workers190$35,670$17.150.1
56Pharmacy Technicians180$28,590$13.740.3
57Computer and Mathematical Occupations180$53,140$25.552.9
58Insurance Sales Agents180$48,450$23.290.3
59Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers180$27,390$13.170
60Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers180$38,820$18.660.6
61Security Guards180$20,910$10.050.7
62Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics180$36,210$17.410.5
63Medical and Health Services Managers180$79,260$38.110.25
64Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop170$19,690$9.470.3
65Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers170$18,770$9.030.3
66Carpenters170$29,750$14.30.7
67Medical Secretaries170$33,170$15.950.4
68Machinists160$36,190$17.40.25
69Legal Occupations160$52,720$25.350.8
70Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers160$41,120$19.770.4
71Nonfarm Animal Caretakers160$22,500$10.820.2
72Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations150$32,720$15.731.8
73Dental Assistants140$32,000$15.380.2
74Driver/Sales Workers140$22,790$10.960.3
75Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks140$20,470$9.840.2
76First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers140$46,910$22.550.4
77Pharmacists140$123,850$59.540.2
78Tellers140$25,810$12.410.3
79Billing and Posting Clerks130$35,860$17.240.3
80Industrial Machinery Mechanics130$39,800$19.130.2
81First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers120$49,470$23.790.4
82Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators120$31,410$15.10.2
83Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers120$19,340$9.30.1
84First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers120$56,670$27.250.3
85Accountants and Auditors120$59,610$28.660.9
86First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers120$30,730$14.770.2
87Postal Service Mail Carriers110$52,970$25.460.2
88Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks100$28,520$13.710.4
89Medical Assistants100$28,210$13.560.45
90Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment100$21,920$10.540.2
91Medical Records and Health Information Technicians100$34,100$16.390.1
92Physical Therapists100$77,760$37.390.2
93Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations100$59,790$28.740.8
94Food Preparation Workers100$22,880$110.6
95Radiologic Technologists100$46,750$22.480.1
96First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors90$49,680$23.890
97Human Resources Specialists80$48,490$23.310.35
98Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers80$33,430$16.070.3
99Business Operations Specialists, All Other80$59,820$28.760.7
100Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors80$21,910$10.530.1
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Hot Springs colleges and trade schools.

Jobs More Common Near Hot Springs Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$36,04035,400
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,1605,020
Sales and Related Occupations$29,8905,010
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,0904,710
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,7903,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$27,6101,850
Production Occupations$32,8701,830
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$35,6901,760
Retail Salespersons$27,1401,740
Cashiers$20,4501,600
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,6701,580
Management Occupations$71,0301,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations$34,0201,510
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,6501,480
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,0401,470
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,3001,390
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,4901,320
Registered Nurses$57,1601,060
Office Clerks, General$28,050950
Waiters and Waitresses$19,420800
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,190780
Community and Social Service Occupations$34,060740
General and Operations Managers$63,770730
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,890720
Protective Service Occupations$33,860710
Nursing Assistants$23,370660
Cooks, Restaurant$21,570540
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,950540
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,850500
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$28,570490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$28,740470
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$44,730450
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,510450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$48,860430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,320430
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,410400
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,840400
Customer Service Representatives$28,240340
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$19,060340
Cooks, Fast Food$18,950310
Receptionists and Information Clerks$24,530310
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$20,270290
Dishwashers$20,150270
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$22,510260
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$60,830250
Construction Laborers$27,190250
Personal Care Aides$20,060240
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,430240
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$31,120230
Social and Human Service Assistants$25,480220

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Hot Springs, Arkansas Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$36,04035,400
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,1605,020
Sales and Related Occupations$29,8905,010
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,7903,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$27,6101,850
Production Occupations$32,8701,830
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$35,6901,760
Retail Salespersons$27,1401,740
Management Occupations$71,0301,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations$34,0201,510
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,6501,480
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,0401,470
Registered Nurses$57,1601,060
Office Clerks, General$28,050950
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,190780
Community and Social Service Occupations$34,060740
General and Operations Managers$63,770730
Protective Service Occupations$33,860710
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,950540
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,850500
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$28,570490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$28,740470
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$44,730450
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,510450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$48,860430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,320430
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,410400
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,840400
Customer Service Representatives$28,240340
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$60,830250
Construction Laborers$27,190250
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,430240
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$31,120230
Social and Human Service Assistants$25,480220
Counter and Rental Clerks$25,090200
Electricians$41,680200
Sheet Metal Workers$35,670190
Pharmacy Technicians$28,590180
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$53,140180
Insurance Sales Agents$48,450180
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$27,390180
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$38,820180
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$36,210180
Medical and Health Services Managers$79,260180
Carpenters$29,750170
Medical Secretaries$33,170170
Machinists$36,190160
Legal Occupations$52,720160
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$41,120160
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$32,720150

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